Laetitia met her group at Dunquin, on the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula. It is a small community consisting of one Catholic church, one primary school, one pub, and about 100 homes, nearly half of which are vacation homes owned by people who live elsewhere. It is also home to several musicians and artists. The sound between the Blasket Islands and the mainland has treacherous currents and has been the site of a number of shipwrecks, including the Santa Maria Del La Rosa from the Spanish Armada. Laetitia and her group did a coastal cliff walk that provided excellent views of the Blasket Islands three miles away. The islands became the subject of the limerick of the day.
Thought a lass from the Islands of Blasket,
“Twould be cool to make love in a casket”
Though her beau wore a beard
He was not quite that weird
So she thought that she’d better not ask it.